Mache has been cultivated in France since the 17th century, and in France it is known as doucette. It is also known as "lamb's lettuce" because its leaves resemble the size and shape of a lamb's tongue.
It is the only lettuce type that does not occur in red form as well as green. Iceberg is the given name to dozens of cultivars of lettuce, all of which are adapted to specific planting regions and time periods.
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Blazei mushrooms are available most of the year.
The Blazei mushroom, Agaricus blazei Murrill, is also known as Himematsutake in Japan and was given the name Piedade mushroom, after the town where it was first discovered in Brazil. Other marketed names include Royal Sun Agaricus, Mandelpilz, and Almond Mushroom. It should not be confused with the species, Agaricus subrufescens, which it often is assumed to be.
The Blazei mushroom is a stout mushroom with a truncated earthen white stem and a semi rounded brown cap that begins to scale with age. Its flesh is chalk white and crumbly in consistency. As the mushroom matures or if it is bruised, its surface develops a yellow hue. It is the marzipan aroma and flavor of the blazei mushroom that makes it so unique to the mushroom landscape.
The Blazei mushroom is sought out as much for its medicinal properties as it is for culinary purposes. It is considered to be one of the most important edible and culinary-medicinal mushroom species. It is used to treat many diseases such as atherosclerosis, hepatitis, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, dermatitis and cancer.
Blazei mushrooms are known as much for their medicinal as culinary purposes. The mushrooms may be consumed fresh or dried and reconstituted in stock to flavor broth, or steeped in hot water to use as tea. The sweet almond-like flavor of the Blazei pairs well with mild, fresh cheeses, herbs, tofu and Asian greens. Mix with other mild, wild mushrooms as strongly flavored varieties may compete with the sweetness of the Blazei.
The Blazei's origins can be traced back to Gainsville, Florida circa 1945. It was named after R.W. Blaze, the man whose lawn it was found growing on in 1945 by W.A. Murrill. After being discovered in Brazil by Japanese scientist, Takatishi Furumoto in 1965, it disappeared from the commercial marketplace until the late 20th century. Data accounts for its cultivation again in the early 1980's in Brazil, Japan, Hawaii, Taiwan, China and Korea.
Recipes that include Blazei Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cake Batter and Bowl||Wild Mushroom Dip with Toasted Bread Strips|